Kepler's Supernova, which is named after German astronomer Johannes Kepler, was one of the more popular supernovas in the visible universe, and it's one of the more recent supernovas to have been visible to the naked eye at only 20,000 light years away from the Earth. Today, NASA posted up some recent findings of the supernova's explosion based on remnants.
Scientists have announced that they have discovered an odd little planet that has set a new record for the smallest alien world ever discovered. According to the scientists, the exoplanet is about the same size as the Earth's moon. The planet has been dubbed Kepler-37b.
Astronomers have been on quite a roll lately with lots of new discoveries being announced over the last several months. One of the most interesting discoveries that astronomers have made in recent times was the discovery of one of the most tightly packed exoplanet systems ever identified. The discovery was made using the Kepler Space Telescope.
NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of its latest Kepler graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660, bringing the CUDA-based GPUs to the lowest price so far. Prices are promised at around $109 for the GeForce GTX 650, which offers a 1GHz clock speed and 1GB of DDR5 memory, and around $229 for the GeForce GTX 660, which doubles the RAM and is the cheapest way to get NVIDIA's GPU Boost for automatic overclocking.
It's time for some fabulous 28nm Kepler action from NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti - bringing the next-generation graphics of Kepler GPU architecture in at a surprisingly affordable price. With the $299 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti you'll be rolling out with a base clock speed of 915MHz and no less than two dual-link DVI outs, HDMI, and a DisplayPort 1.2 to boot. Along with a lovely 1,344 CUDA cores in the mix, you're getting essentially the same package as the GTX 670 with a major chop-out on the cash cost.
Apple's 2012 MacBook Pro refresh may not introduce the much-anticipated design changes many rumors had suggested, with purportedly leaked internal components suggesting Apple has plans for a near-identical chassis. Images supposedly showing the new NVIDIA GeForce 650M Kepler GPU and graphics memory shared on Chinese forum WeiPhone indicate a mainboard design that matches up with the screwholes and shapes of the current-gen MacBook Pro mainboard.
This week NVIDIA demonstrated the power of their Kepler GPU in its future iterations in an investor call covering both desktop and mobile computing. The three different elements that focus the power of NVIDIA's Kepler GPU were listed as SMX, Hyper-Q, and Dynamic Parallelism, each of these explained in brief, and two relatively new products were reintroduced: Tesla K10 and Tesla K20, the first available now, the second available in the forth quarter of 2012.
Astronomers using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have discovered a planet that orbits so close to its parent star its surface may be evaporating. The planet's evaporating surface is believed to be leaving behind a trail similar to that of a comet's tail. The planet is 1500 light-years from Earth and is believed to be a super Mercury-size planet.
At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke on the innovations they'd been pushing with their next-level Kepler GPU architecture, in their last show of power bringing in the big guns from the film industry with ILM. The folks at Industrial Light & Magic are responsible for some of the greatest film triumphs in our modern movie world, and the guest NVIDIA had on stage this week, Visual Effects Supervisor Grady Cofer, has worked on such hits as Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Avengers.
This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has demonstrated the way in which NVIDIA is taking graphics processing to the cloud, starting with Kepler running massive amounts of GPU power on an iPad - virtually! In his first keynote speech of the event, Huang noted that he'd be showing off three new technologies - the first being the most powerful GPU NVIDIA's ever built, the second being a GPU "so small it can fit into an iPad", third he'd reveal a GPU "we can all share." This third reveal works with Kepler, NVIDIA's GPU technology which today Huang revealed would no longer need to connect directly to a display, instead rendering and streaming instantaneously "right out of chip to a remote location."